5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Tune in to learn about changes to U.S. immigration policies. 
Thursday, July 9, at 3 p.m.
The recent White House proclamation that suspends certain nonimmigrant employment visas and extends the existing travel ban on immigrant visas through Dec. 31 will not impact the University’s community of J-1 students, physicians, professors, and scholars. Register to attend a webinar to learn more about these changes. Learn more.

Build your own butterfly garden.
Friday, July 10, at 8:30 a.m.
Offered by the University’s Office of Sustainability, learn how to build your own butterfly garden at home. Experts Terri Hood, assistant director of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and senior lecturer in the department of geological sciences, and Frances Kaniewski, director of environmental services at UHealth, will share the importance of preserving biodiversity through butterflies. Register to attend the virtual workshop on Friday, July 10, at 8:30 a.m. Read more about sustainability resources in the GreenU newsletter.

Ask the experts about nutrition advice.
Friday, July 10, at 12:15 p.m.
When it comes to prepping healthy meals, learn from UHealth registered dietician Elizabeth Tweedy as she shares tips, the concepts of macros and micros, and how to portion carbohydrates at each meal. Register to attend this virtual session hosted by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center.

Make changes to Coral Gables Campus parking permits—excludes Gables One Tower. 
Parking permit sales are open for students, faculty, and staff on the Coral Gables Campus. Faculty and staff parking permits no longer need to be renewed online each summer if you are enrolled in the payroll deduction program. Permit holders will receive an email confirmation that will include their designated color zone and the annual permit price. Changes—which may be submitted at any time throughout the year and will be granted based on availability—should be requested prior to Monday, July 13, when permit sales for students start. Learn more about the parking permit application process for students. To make a change, cancel your permit, or discontinue payroll deductions, contact the Parking and Transportation Department at parking.gables@miami.edu. Learn more.

Care for your colon.
Schedule a screening now.
As part of preventive care, your doctor may recommend that you undergo a screening colonoscopy at age 45 or sooner, depending on risk factors. At UHealth, numerous safety measures are now in place to protect patients and staff while providing a full spectrum of services, which include a colonoscopy. Through Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University faculty and staff members enrolled in the UM/Aetna medical plan may qualify for a free annual colon cancer screening by a UHealth provider at either the UHealth Tower or Lennar Foundation Medical Center. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Digestive Health Scheduling Center at 305-243-8644 and select option 3, then option 1. Learn more about Well ’Canes Preventive Care Services.